Smart Goal-Setting

Creating an action plan that breaks long-term goals into SMART short-term goals and tasks will greatly increase your likelihood of being successful.

S Specific Goals should be focused and unambiguous. They should answer all the “W” questions: Who What, Where, When and Why?
M Measurable Quantify your tasks, How will you know when you are successful?
A Attainable Clearly separate what tasks you control, and those which rely on chance or help from others. Taking small but consistent steps will help you reach lofty goals.
R Relevant Do your research. Are you focusing on the most effective methods?
T Time-Bound Identify or set a deadline or time-frame for a particular task.